The National Water Sports Centre and Event Partners. Expo and market opportunities.

Event Partner – International Canoe Federation

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The International Canoe Federation (ICF) is the umbrella organization of all national canoe organisations worldwide. It is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, and administers all aspects of canoe sport worldwide.

The ICF origins date back over 90 years and it now has 167 member countries. The ICF oversees the rules of the sport and the World Championship and World Cup programmes.

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Event Partner – Holme Pierrepont Country Park

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The National Water Sports Centre is owned by Nottinghamshire County Council and is operated by Serco Leisure.

The site includes a range of activities including an inflatable, water-based obstacle course, climbing wall, sky trail, canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding and white water rafting.

The site is also home to British Canoeing and hosts the GB Olympic Sprint and Paralympic Paracanoe programmes as well as a host of international events. It also plays host to the annual Freestyle British Open in addition to over 10 other national canoeing events and competitions.

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Principle Partner – Direct Business Solutions

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Direct Business Solutions have grown into one of the largest energy consultancies in the UK. We help businesses get on with what it is that they do best, by taking the stress, strain, and hassle from their utilities. With a wide range of energy procurement strategies, we provide businesses of all sizes with a comprehensive utility management service.

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Official Partner – Erdinger

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The sporty thirst-quencher. Our non-alcoholic beer is a true multi-talent. Spicy malt notes harmonise excellently with caramel-sweet nuances. Enjoyment is enhanced by the stimulating bitterness of our aroma hops and a hint of light, fruity acidity. This is rounded out by finely sparkling carbonic acid. Whether as a reward for hard work, or a pure desire for full-bodied refreshment – ERDINGER Alkoholfrei is the lively way to quench your thirst.

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Official Partner – Jaffa

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Jaffa is the UK’s leading citrus brand. We provide you with juicy and refreshing Jaffa oranges, easy peelers and seedless lemons year-round and Jaffa Giant easy peelers and Jaffa Reds when they’re in season.

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Official Partner – Gill

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Gill was an idea first born on British waters in 1975 by founder Nick Gill, a keen sailor who wanted to create a range of sailing products without compromise; the best fabrics, the best features, the best quality. Now trusted for over 40 years, Gill has grown into an established technical apparel brand meeting consumer needs both on and off the water and continues to combine innovative design with the latest fabric technology to increase the performance of its range.

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Official Partner – Aquapac

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Aquapacs are for active people enjoying the outdoors and for professionals in challenging situations who all need to safeguard their valuables and keep their equipment fully operational.

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Official Partner – Ecoworks Marine

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Ecoworks Marine are championing the sustainable revolution in marine cleaning. The brand offers effective cleaning solutions for interior yacht cleaning, exterior yacht cleaning and engine rooms – a compact range of 15 cleaning products. From all-surface cleaner to laundry liquid, from teak cleaner to engine cleaner.

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Local Partner – Nottinghamshire County Council

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The National Water Sports Centre lies within the county of Nottinghamshire. Nottinghamshire County Council own the National Water Sports Centre and Holme Pierrepont Country Park.

Spanning 830 square miles, Nottinghamshire houses over 785,800 people. It is proud of its sporting heritage playing home to Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, Nottingham Forest and Notts County Football Clubs, Nottingham Rugby Football Club and the Nottingham Panthers Ice Hockey Club.

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Local Partner – Visit Nottinghamshire

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Visit Nottinghamshire is the division of Marketing NG responsible for driving leisure and business visitors to the city and county. It also manages the city’s award-winning Tourism Centre.

Visit Nottinghamshire works with 500 private sector partners and Nottingham City Council to grow the visitor economy for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Nottinghamshire is a leading tourism destination with a world-class reputation for its legends, local traditions, culture, sport and heritage. Tourism in Nottinghamshire is estimated to be worth £1.903bn* to the local economy.

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Local Partner – Nottingham City Council

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Nottingham City Council is the non-metropolitan district council for the unitary authority of Nottingham in Nottinghamshire. It consists of 55 councillors, representing a total of 20 wards, elected every four years.

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Local Partner – Rushcliffe Borough Council

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Rushcliffe Borough Council is a local government authority in Nottinghamshire which is proud to oversee a Borough that is the home of great sport. It boasts that it is the home of two of the most famous names in the world of sport – the Trent Bridge Cricket Ground and the City Ground, home of Nottingham Forest Football Club. The iconic National Water Sports Centre is also located in the borough at Holme Pierrepont where many of the Council’s sporting success stories have trained and competed.

Since its inception in 1974, Rushcliffe Borough Council has supported these success stories, providing free access to leisure facilities across the borough and Elite Sports Grants to dozens of water sports stars who have gone on to compete at international level.

The main centre of population for the borough is West Bridgford, which has a lively town centre, offering a range of shops to cater for most everyday needs, with plenty of low-cost parking. West Bridgford Way is a wonderful Nottinghamshire suburb on the doorstep of Holme Pierrepont for a great bite to eat, evening out or place to explore at

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Local Partner – West Bridgford Way

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Find places to eat, drink, shop and relax in West Bridgford, through The West Bridgford Way

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